by thrivetrainingconsulting | Mar 4, 2021 | Mental Health, Parents, Teen, Uncategorized
The teen years aren’t easy for anyone. Research shows significant increases in anxiety, depression and other mental health issues during this time for both boys and girls. Recent studies, however, suggest that adolescent girls – especially those who spend a lot of time on social media – tend to be particularly susceptible to the social and emotional upheaval.
by thrivetrainingconsulting | Jan 13, 2021 | Parents, Substance Abuse
Did you know that three-quarters of young people who smoke will go on to use tobacco products as adults? Helping them to kick a habit early is critical to preventing long-term nicotine addiction and serious health consequences later in life.
by thrivetrainingconsulting | Dec 31, 2020 | Mental Health, Parents, Teen
Finding a mental health professional to work with an adolescent or teen who is struggling, can feel like a complicated process. Your child may be unhappy, uncommunicative or uncooperative so assessing who might be a good fit is difficult. In this week’s blog, I share some recommendations, based on my experience, for things to consider as you make your decision.
by thrivetrainingconsulting | Dec 18, 2020 | Mental Health, Parents
During the best of times, the holidays can be tough for those struggling with mental health or substance use issues – especially adolescents and teens. This year, with everything they have gone through during the pandemic, make sure that you are making your child’s mental health a priority and get help if you need it.
by thrivetrainingconsulting | Dec 4, 2020 | Mental Health, Parents
Right now, so many adolescents and teens who I see in my practice are spending an enormous amount of time online and on social media. I worry about the impact on their mental health, but also know that for some it’s the best way to stay connected with their friends during COVID. This week’s blog provides some recommendations about what we can do to help our kids stay healthy online.
by thrivetrainingconsulting | Nov 13, 2020 | Mental Health, Parents, Teen
If your teen or young adult appears to be having an extreme and prolonged stress reaction to life changes associated with COVID-19, if their behaviors and emotions are making it difficult for them to get through the day, it may be an indication that they are struggling with an adjustment disorder. This week’s blog covers what to look for and how to get help.